PROF MICHAEL K. PUGSLEY

Safety Pharmacology / Toxicology Consultant 

Most recently he was Director of Toxicology & PKDM at Purdue Pharma LP where he planned and executed all nonclinical toxicology and safety pharmacology studies in support of drug development and marketed products.  Prior to that role he developed broad experience from large and speciality pharmaceutical companies, including experience preparing in IND and NDA submissions and conducting technical assessments of pharmacology, toxicology and safety pharmacology data in support of licensing candidates. He was also Scientific Director and Research Fellow for Toxicology/Pathology and Global Safety Pharmacology in Drug Safety Sciences at Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceuticals.  Prior to that role he worked for Forest Pharmaceuticals as a Senior Principal Scientist where he conducted non-clinical in-licensing and due diligence assessments. Earlier in his career he was a Senior Scientist with XOMA (US) LLC where he developed proteins, peptides and monoclonal antibodies for many therapeutic areas. He holds a PhD in Cardiac Electrophysiology, an MSc in Eicosanoid Pharmacology and a BSc in Human Pharmacology from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.